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...bad battery at the 1,000 mile check up. it was covered under warranty, no problems since!
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Wish I could say my bike is problem free.
I've had a few problems most seem easily solved turn signals don't work quite right front brake switch doesn't work and the overflow tube in the bottom of the carb bowl has a hair line fracture (discontinued part) but hey all n all not bad for a bike that's been sitting since before the Millennium.
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9k/three riding seasons and nothing, nada, zip...dead stone reliable. Even all the stuff I've done to it hasn't t broken it!
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I've never owned a new Anything so doing my own repairs is a must. It breaks, I fix it, No problem!
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After almost 8k miles, my 05 custom has never failed to start and has only stalled because I ran out of gas. Lol

The only issue I can think of is that I need to use choke to get it started. Sometimes even when warm. Other than that, it runs great!

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My 2000 883C has vibrated the right rear turn signal and the horn off. Won't start if it gets below 30F. I think it just needs a new battery. Runs like a striped ape though. Can't really complain though, I've got a buyer willing to give me what I paid for it when I get rid of it. So it was a free bike for a year. Not too shabby in my opinion.
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The only issue I can think of is that I need to use choke to get it started.
You're supposed to use the enrichener to start the bike, if it needs it. That's what it's for. This is hardly a fault.
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90000 miles and if my 05 883 xlc dropped over dead right now I would still not cuss it. One tough bike.
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